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US, Germany urge China to release jailed activist

BEIJING, China – The United States and Germany urged China to free an outspoken government critic known as "Super Vulgar Butcher" on Wednesday, December 27, after he was sentenced to 8 years in prison . Wu Gan, who refused to plead guilty to charges of "subverting state power", was on Tuesday handed one of the harshest ........»»

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Jailed Chinese activist s elderly mother seeks justice

BEIJING, China – Unable to see her ailing son in prison, the 85-year-old mother of China's first ........»»

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Over 100 rights groups urge Bahrain to free activist Nabeel Rajab

PARIS, France – More than 100 rights groups urged Bahrain on Wednesday, August 29, to "immediately release" high-profile activist Nabeel Rajab, who is serving two separate jail sentences for alleged anti-government statements.  The call by 127 non-governmental organizations came after the United Nations denounced the Shiite opposition leader's detention as "arbitrary" ........»»

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Jailed Taiwanese activist to visit him in China

BEIJING -- The wife of a Taiwanese democracy activist jailed in China travelled to the country on Monday after being granted permission to visit him in prison for the first time, in a case that has strained cross-strait relations. NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh was sentenced to five years in prison….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China stopped from flying to visit husband

The wife of Taiwan activist Li Ming-che, sentenced to five years in prison by Chinese authorities for subverting state power, was stopped from flying from Taiwan to China on Tuesday to visit him in prison, rights groups said......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Chinese activist jailed for 8 years after major crackdown

TIANJIN, China – China sentenced an activist known by the online pseudonym "Super Vulgar Butcher" to 8 years in prison Tuesday, December 26, one of the harshest punishments meted out to the group of lawyers and activists swept up in a major crackdown on civil society two ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Palestinians release activist jailed for Facebook post

HEBRON — The Palestinian Authority has released a prominent activist a week after he was arrested for writing a Facebook post criticizing the government of P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2017

The World: China frees Nobel laureate with terminal cancer

BEIJING -- China's jailed Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been granted medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last month, his lawyer said Monday, worrying supporters who pleaded for his unconditional release......»»

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US, EU demand release of jailed Vietnam activist

US, EU demand release of jailed Vietnam activist.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 12th, 2016

US, EU demand release of jailed Vietnam activist

US, EU demand release of jailed Vietnam activist.....»»

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Release of skewed SWS poll on China suspect – Malacañang

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Tuesday, November 20, questioned the timing and the findings of a just-released Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that showed that most Filipinos continue to distrust China . Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo said in a statement that he found the release of the SWS survey on ........»»

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Imelda Marcos back to work at House after posting bail | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos is back at the House of Representatives after failing to go to work during the week following her conviction for 7 counts of graft. Two opposition senators file a resolution calling for President Rodrigo Duterte to release the ‘definitive draft’ of the oil and gas deals with China before signing. Non-profit organization ........»»

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Garchi employees urge wage release

Garchi employees urge wage release.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Activists urge deep scrutiny of China at UN human rights gathering this week

Activists called for UN member states to pressure China this week to account for alleged human rights violations, including the suspected mass detention of one million Muslim Uighurs in far-western Xinjiang province. Source link link: Activists urge deep scrutiny of China at UN human rights gathering this week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

FIBA taps Kobe Bryant as Basketball World Cup 2019 global ambassador

FIBA press release BEIJING - Former NBA and USA national team superstar Kobe Bryant on Wednesday was revealed as a FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 global ambassador. Over the course of a stellar 20-year career, Bryant won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and two Olympic gold medals with the USA. He is widely considered to be one of the best players in basketball history and among the world's greatest athletes. His popularity in China is second to none and this is reflected by the fact that he ranks as the most followed NBA player on Chinese social media, where he has some 6.84 million followers. Bryant joins Yao Ming in becoming an ambassador for basketball's biggest competition. As a global ambassador, Bryant will help promote the World Cup and take part in activities on the Road to China 2019 as well as at the first-ever 32-team edition of FIBA's flagship competition. "Growing up in Italy and spending many years visiting China, I have always appreciated the global impact that basketball has had on the positive development of young people," Bryant said. "I'm honored FIBA has invited me to serve as an ambassador for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. I hope my participation inspires and motivates the best players from the 32 participating teams to represent their respective country on the world's biggest stage. I look forward to seeing who will lift the trophy next year." FIBA President Horacio Muratore welcomed the latest FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 global ambassador. "We're thrilled and honored to have a basketball and sporting legend of Kobe Bryant's caliber join us in building up to next year's World Cup," he said. "This speaks to the impressive stature of our flagship competition. With a record number of participating teams and as the culmination of the ongoing Qualifiers, the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China will be a truly unique event and the sporting fixture of 2019. "Kobe has proudly represented the USA on the world's biggest stages, where he's achieved the highest successes. As such, it's only fitting to have him take on this role ahead of our biggest-ever competition." Announcing Bryant as a global ambassador is the latest in an impressive list of exciting activities taking place ahead of the World Cup. Previous ones have included: unveiling Yao Ming as the first ambassador; revealing the competition's logo and mascot; the start of the World Cup Qualifiers to determine the 31 teams joining hosts China; and marking 100 days to the start of China 2019 with the presentation of Tissot countdown clocks in all eight host cities. Before the competition tips off on August 31, more activities and milestones will take place, including the launch of the Trophy Tour and the competition's draw on March 16, in Shenzhen......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

DPWH urged to release list of recipients of right-of-way payments

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has been urged to release the list of recipients of right-of-way (ROW) payments and the properties acquired by the government to ensure transparency. This was the call of Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel on Sunday after the DPWH received a P27.5-billion ROW payments budget for 2019. "To ensure absolute transparency and greater accountability, we would urge the DPWH to henceforth post on its website the list of payees, the amounts paid and the properties acquired to pave the way for the construction of new roads, flyovers, and bridges," Pimentel said in a statement. Despite this, Pimentel noted that the multi-billion peso bud...Keep on reading: DPWH urged to release list of recipients of right-of-way payments.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

First sunrise in years : Freed Venezuela activist arrives in Madrid

MADRID, Spain – Fresh from his release after 4 years behind bars, Venezuelan opposition activist Lorent Saleh said Saturday, October 13 he had seen the sunrise for the first time since he was detained as he arrived in Madrid. Emotional, the 30-year-old spoke to reporters and Venezuelans at Madrid's airport just ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

As Markets Swoon, Finance Chiefs Urge US, China to Cool It

NUSA DUA, INDONESIA - The heads of the World Bank and IMF appealed Thursday to the U.S. and China to cool their dispute over technology policy and play by world trade rules, as tumbling share price.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

As Markets Swoon, Finance Chiefs Urge US, China to Cool It

NUSA DUA, INDONESIA - The heads of the World Bank and IMF appealed Thursday to the U.S. and China to cool their dispute over technology policy and play by world trade rules, as tumbling share price.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Reporters Without Borders urges Hong Kong to renew journalist s visa

MANILA, Philippines – International media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday, October 9, urged Hong Kong to cancel its "extraordinary" decision denying British journalist Victor Mallet a working visa. Mallet, Financial Times' Asia news editor, hosted in August a talk by Andy Chan, an activist advocating the city's independence from China. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

LOOK: Jr. NBA PH 2018 All-Stars get special send-off

Jr. NBA PH press release Oct. 8, 2018, Gatorade Hoops Center – Sixteen Jr. NBA All-Stars of the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska got a special send-off this year from Alaska Milk the day before they left for their NBA Experience Trip to Shanghai, China. The eight boys and eight girls who topped the Jr. NBA National Training Camp last May underwent a basketball clinic conducted by NBA Legend Cherokee Parks and WNBA player Alana Beard, with US Ambassador Sung Kim in attendance. The All-Stars will play against counterpart Jr NBA All Stars from Vietnam, India, Thailand, Singapore and Jakarta during the trip, do city tours and watch an official preseason NBA game live between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks. They will be accompanied by Coaches of the Year Tata Belangel and Hazell Yambot. Above, L -R are: 1st row): Prince Ray Alao, Christian Joi Mesias, Nathan Jan Jundana, Kim Aaron Tamayo, Ethan Rod Alian, Seven Gagate, John Lester Amagan, Manuel Luis Antonio Pablo 2nd row): E-Cow, Marielle Vigno, Madelyn Flores, Christine Nichole Venterez, NBA Global Partnerships Director Mae Dichupa, Gin Kayla Huelar, Aishe Mae Solis, Amber Esquivel, Kyla Mataga, Pauline Angelique Valle, Jr. WNBA Coach of the Year Hazel Yambot 3rd row): Jr. NBA Coach of the Year Mark Belangel, Alaska Power Camp Head Coach Jeffery Cariaso, Alaska Milk Corporation Sports Development Head Richard Bachmann, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, former NBA player Cherokee Parks, 4-time WNBA All-Star and Los Angeles Sparks Guard/Forward Alana Beard Fans can follow Jr. NBA at the official website www.jrnba.asia and Facebook at www.facebook.com/JrNBAAsia to learn more about the program as well as how to join and become a Jr. NBA All-Star in 2018. To learn more about Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and www.playph.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018